According to a scripture passage, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, there is a time for all things. In life, there are seasons for all things. Whether the season is a natural season or symbolic of a seasonal changes in one’s life, nothing stays the same. Each passing day or year is the beginning of a new change or moment.
The young will grow old and lay aside their folly. The old will become feeble. For this reason, one should redeem the time at hand. If you’re a youth, enjoy life as a youth. Play hard, have fun, be a child.
No days are guaranteed for young or old. Why not enjoy the moment you’re in? We live life at a fast pace and “some other time” seems a better time than the present moment. But, as time pass, looking back, we gain an appreciation for the moment or time that has passed. Seize and appreciate your present moment.
I really admire youth who have an “old soul.” They tend to appreciate the wisdom passed on from their elders and use it to their advantage early in life. As a child and teen, I wasn’t really what one would consider “playful.” I was more an introvert and very analytical spending most of my time as an observer and internalize world events while my siblings were playful.
I preferred quiet time. I was inquisitive and often pondered on how the world was created, how do we know there is a God, and if so, who created Him? Where do we really go when we die? I couldn’t imagine there was a place some would end in for disobedient since God was a loving creator.
At some point, I realize others internalize these things also. I was really intrigued and preoccupied in searching for answers. I still ponder, but some of my questions have been resolved by faith.
Currently, I’ve learned to play more as an adult. I like to dance, listen to music, laugh, and allow my heart to be merry. The point I’m making, it does not matter what stage or age you are playful. Learn to let the heart sing. Smile often. Laugh, laughter really does the soul good.
Remember, there is a time for all things. When it’s time, to lay aside childish things, do it. But, don’t be too hard on yourself and not enjoy life. Allow yourself to release stress and anxiety when needed in a playful manner. Take time to take care of yourself mentally and physically. Have fun, you’re never too young or old.
Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge. Today’s word (Playful)